Huge fireball explodes over northern Croatia, rattles windows, seen by many

Many in Croatia recently witnessed a spectacular fireball light up the sky in broad daylight as it exploded over northern Croatia on February 28th. The event was seen by eyewitnesses from all over Croatia, Slovenia, and parts of northern Italy. The event was followed by a sonic boom, that was reportedly registered by seismographs as an earthquake.

Reports indicate that it’s possible that some fragments of the object survived the atmospheric entry. Some residents initially thought the fireball and explosion was an airplane breaking the sound barrier or an earthquake, the Croatian Astronomical Union (CAU) confirmed it was, in fact, a bolide — extremely bright meteor. The event was so powerful that many reported windows shaking as a result of the explosion, but there are no reports of material damage.